We are to realize the whole we are part of and to love the whole; to find a conscious voice of praise and glory to God in the whole; and to participate in this unfolding reign of God. (Ilia Delio, OSF, American theologian)
As you may know, for the past few years, I have been reading books about contemporary science and how that science challenges us to examine our understanding of God and faith. I took a break from posting on this blog over the summer so that I could reflect more deeply on what I have been … More How I Got Started with Science and Faith
The title of this post is the title of Chapter 1 of Diarmuid O’Murchu’s new book Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold (Orbis, 2017). O’Murchu, a prolific writer and theologian who lives in Ireland, writes for adult faith seekers in our time who wish “to reframe the Christian notion of Incarnation above and beyond the inherited … More Incarnation in Light of Evolution
A week ago I attended a conference at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, given by Ilia Delio, Heidi Russell, and John F. Haught. They are theologians who write and teach in areas at the intersection of science and religion. I had been reading their works for the past few years – not necessarily … More Rethinking Faith in Light of Modern Science
O Lord, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth! (Psalm 8:2a) I just finished reading another book that I plan to incorporate into my course on “Faith, Spirituality, and Care for Creation.” It is the work of noted Biblical scholar Dianne Bergant. I was first introduced to Sr. Bergant’s work about … More Care for Creation in the Bible
Two months ago I wrote about the impact that Pope Francis’ letter, On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si), had on my thinking about creation, ecology, faith, and our responsibilities for caring for creation. Over the summer, my reading and reflection broadened to a range of topics at the intersection of faith and science, … More Faith and Care for Creation
It has been nearly a year since I started this blog. At the time, I had no idea if I would persevere with almost weekly postings. I am grateful to all of you who follow the blog, as well as to you occasional visitors. Thank you for the feedback and the encouraging sentiments. First, let … More Happy Fourth of July!